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What is Severe Medical Condition?

Definition of Severe Medical Condition

The Social Security Administration defines a "severe medical condition" as one which significantly impairs a Social Security Disability claimant's ability to work for at least one year or is expected to result in a claimant's death. Mental and physical health conditions which are considered severe and disabling are documented on the Social Security Administration's List of Impairments. All mental and physical medical health conditions must be supported by a claimant's medical records. Social Security Disability claimants may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income if they have multiple conditions which, when considered together, cause a severe impairment.

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